AR is technology that adds things to your view of the world. It’s basically additional computer-generated information overlaid onto a live view of a real-world environment. It can include anything form videos and images to location data and product specs. The important bit is that the environment becomes interactive for the user.
What becomes apparent over time about augmented reality is that you can explain it in a hundred different ways, create countless video demos and come up with any number of pithy sound bites as to what it is but nothing beats actually showing it to people. It harks back to the good old principle of “Do what you say, don’t just say what you do”.
When a product increases a company’s value by 7 billion dollars, we pay attention. That’s where our fascination with the Pokémon Go app has spiralled into new explorations of using augmented reality at events.
Early this month more than 6,000 virtual reality enthusiasts and entrepreneurs gathered in Los Angeles for the premier VR event in Los Angeles, VRLA. If conference attendance growth is any indication of where the industry is headed then it’s clear that VR is well on its way to making it mainstream.
The sixth-annual iteration of game maker Valve Corporation’s signature event, The International, kicked off at Seattle’s Key Arena on Monday — and it wasn’t just the players who were featured on stage.
Busy globe-trotting CEOs often complain they can’t be in two places at one time. But last week, Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme was — at least digitally.
On Monday, Nanterme went to an Accenture broadcast studio in Paris, where he is based, and in a moment that seems more Star Wars than C-suite, had his image beamed to suburban Chicago, where 500 of the company’s top executives were meeting.
Organizing guided visits which require the speakers, interpreters and delegates to move from one place to another? Need interpretation for just a small number of delegates, too few to warrant a more sophisticated interpretation set-up? Arranging bilingual meetings in small meeting venues where an interpretation booth for simultaneous interpretation simply won’t fit?
Are you planning your next corporate event? Speaking at an annual meeting? There are several reasons why you need to consider planning for the use of a wireless audience response system, this article will help define the advantages for your next event.
Radio frequency identification, or R.F.I.D., refers to a variety of wireless technologies that create communication between a tag and a reader. R.F.I.D. can be used for long-range communication through ultra-high frequency, or U.H.F., tags or for very close communication using near field communication, or N.F.C., tags.
Ah, the trusty self-service ticket kiosk. You can always depend on them to pop up at train stations, airport check-in desks and at the cinema. They’ve been around for a long time and are always a good alternative to braving long queues at the ticket desk — even if kiosks sometimes test your patience.
Kiosks are a normal part of everyday life these days.
If you check in at the airport, get cash out of an ATM, or visit the supermarket you will have the option of using an in-store / self-service kiosk. This demand for self-service has driven the need for kiosk technology innovation to keep evolving.
Event management software (EMS) helps users manage all the bits and pieces that go into creating a successful event. EMS applications include online registration, online payment, venue selection and procurement, sourcing, paper management, exhibition management, content management, and booking and billing. The software also enables on-site operations like registration and supply billing.
You have a lot on your plate when planning an event, especially when it comes to coordinating people and resources. Whether you’re planning a community meetup or exhibiting at a trade show, your team needs to click like clockwork to make sure everything comes together perfectly on location.
Member Solutions, the leading provider of full-service membership billing, payment processing and member management software solutions for membership businesses in the Martial Arts and Fitness business industry, today announced that its online event registration software, Event Manager, has been ranked #14 in Capterra’s Most Popular Event Management Software study.
So much work goes into planning and executing the perfect event, and sometimes even that isn’t enough.
I once labored around all of the marketing and communications for an annual planning conference, and spent hours buttoning-down mostly awesome, insightful, inspiring and even humorous remarks for the event’s key speaker – the organization’s chairperson.
Event management industry is evolving and changing with the times, and the number one reason for that is technology, as is most often the case in other industries.
When speaking about technology in the context of event management, we usually mean software. In the last several years, many software solutions geared specifically towards helping event managers and planners do their jobs more effectively have appeared.
Event management platforms are used to manage events, conferences, trade shows, and meetings of professional organizations. These software products help event planners and organizers streamline the process of hosting an event with tools that manage venue selection, marketing, payment processing, attendee registration, and more.
Your big meeting just wrapped up and by most accounts, you’d call it a success. Key industry experts delivered relevant, need-to-know information produced for high-impact and well-attended general sessions. The conference agenda was packed with educational workshops with more great information presented by strong speakers. Then, you read the feedback surveys.
If you are busy managing multiple events, you definitely do not have much time to sit in front of a computer. You probably carry a big binder with all your notes and sometimes it’s hard to keep track and pull out the correct information in just a few seconds.
Few people travel just to see the sights anymore. After all, with Instagram, Facebook and a slew of other social media sites and apps to browse through these days, each with hundreds of thousands of photos of every must-see sight on earth, traveling has become much more about experiencing local cultures than getting a professional photo with the Eiffel Tower. Besides, that’s what selfies are for.
The new Fever smartphone app helps users find and book tickets to events by showing which of their social network connections are attending. The app also shows event listings based on other information gleaned from users’ social media habits. The new app just secured $3 million in seed funding to help with promotion in the New York City market, where the developer is currently focusing its efforts.
Event organizers are planners to the core. If you’re an event organizer, you likely have a unique gift of being able to see both the big picture as well as the unique steps and resources needed to get to that vision. In other words: you’re both a people and task person which is truly a rare find. However, no matter how skilled you are, there is a limit to what the human brain can remember, communicate, and facilitate.
In the rapidly evolving smartphone industry, it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest market trends. A recent Nielsen Wire study brings to light two important statistics that you should consider if you’re thinking about developing event apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.
Put simply, iBeacons can tell when your phone is in close proximity and react by sending a message to it (or performing another pre-determined action).
‘iBeacon’ is actually Apple’s brand name for a new type of generic technology known as an ‘indoor proximity system’ which uses the latest version of Bluetooth (Bluetooth Low Energy – BLE) to enable smart phones or similar devices to receive messages or perform actions when in close proximity of an anchor device (an iBeacon).
Pause Fest is Australia’s premier digital event, aimed at supporting and showcasing the best in creative and tech from Australia and all over the world. In 2015, Pause Fest partnered with Lighthouse to deploy a network of beacons that delivered proximity based content and experiences to attendees, while enabling real-time event analytics for the organizers.
Apple iBeacon gives great opportunities to develop innovative marketing campaigns, particularly for retailers. Beacons are small wireless sensors to connect the online with offline worlds. Their main purpose for a retailer is to enhance the customer experience by offering a new form of proximity marketing which can link to boosting product sales.